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Univ. Of Denver Hockey Player Regaining Feeling After Hard Hit

from Chris Johnston of the CP at Yahoo,

A Canadian NCAA hockey player has regained feeling in his arms and legs after having his neck broken by a bodycheck over the weekend.

University of Denver centre Jesse Martin remained in a Minneapolis hospital with three fractures to his C2 vertabrae. Doctors were expected to perform surgery on the Edmonton native within “24 to 48 hours,” his father Terry Martin said late Monday afternoon.

“He’s progressing with movements in his legs and his arms,” said Terry Martin. “Feeling is returning back to his fingers and things. So those big ticket items are showing progress. ...

“We’re hopeful, guardedly so, but definitely he’s on the right side of centre.”

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Record Crowd For Outdoor Hockey Game

The Big Chill at the Big House has sold 105,585 tickets for game between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

The game is on December 11th at 3:00pm.

Who’s going?

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Penn State adds ice hockey program

Penn State has added both men’s and women’s Division I ice hockey to their school’s athletics programs. Both teams will be ready to go for the 2012-13 season. This has been made possible by an $88 million donation to build an ice arena.

Recession? What recession?

All jokes aside, I always think it’s good news when a hockey program or team is dropped into a market that will embrace it. Considering the state of Pennsylvania is home to two teams that have represented the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals for three straight years, I’d say Penn State will do well with their teams.

You can read more here.

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Recruiting The Recruited

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

Had things remained as planned, Jarred Tinordi would have started fall classes at Notre Dame last week, extending the summer sessions in which the 18-year-old already had enrolled.

But Tinordi is long gone from South Bend. On Aug. 11, Tinordi signed with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, said goodbye to Notre Dame, and gave up his NCAA eligibility. By doing so, Tinordi, drafted 22d overall by the Canadiens this year, became the second highly touted defenseman to withdraw his Notre Dame commitment in the last two years. Cam Fowler, Anaheim’s first pick in June, would have been a Fighting Irish freshman in 2009-10. Fowler opted for Windsor of the OHL.

Naturally, Paul Kelly, executive director of College Hockey, Inc., is disturbed by the departures.

“We have to stop the continuing relentless recruiting that goes on after a kid enrolls or commits to a college program,’’ said Kelly, head of the 9-month-old program. “If Jarred Tinordi enrolls at Notre Dame, starts taking college classes, intends to stay with the program, and physically moves to campus, once that happens there shouldn’t be any continued recruiting until the end of the season.

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NCAA Hockey Snubbed At World Hockey Summit

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

You’ll have to forgive Paul Kelly for feeling a tad radioactive.

But then, you might feel that way, too, if you held the position that the former NHL Players’ Association boss does today, but still found yourself persona non grata at the event that bills itself as the World Hockey Summit.

Kelly, in case you didn’t know, survived the disgraceful coup d’etat at the NHLPA with his reputation intact, so much so that he was quickly snapped up by the NCAA and hired as the executive director of College Hockey Inc., the nine-month-old organization that acts as the information and marketing arm of U.S. college hockey.

Given the heated battleground that is the relationship between the NCAA and Canada’s junior hockey system, with both competing furiously for the same players, you might think Kelly would be a useful speaker at the summit.

Well, you thought wrong, and it’s not hard to guess that it was the CHL, one of the organizations behind the summit, that didn’t want him involved.

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Leaving College For Other Hockey Opportunities

from Dave Pollard at the Toronto Sun,

It’s been a tough off-season for NCAA hockey teams and the NHL is responsible for most of the pain.

Although it’s really nothing new, the exodus of players from American colleges to the pro or junior ranks seems to be more pronounced this year….

Since April 1, 17 players gave up NCAA eligibility to sign with NHL teams, according to figures compiled by insidecollegehockey.com. Factor in the others, like Tinord, Lessio and Melchiori, all of whom never even showed up on campus, and you can see how hard the U.S. schools have been hit.

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Frozen Four Headed To Pennsylvania

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has announced the host sites for the 2013 and 2014 Men’s Frozen Four. Pittsburgh, Pa., will host the 2013 Men’s Frozen Four at the Consol Energy Center, while Philadelphia, Pa., will serve as the host for the 2014 championship at the Wachovia Center.

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Three More Years For Red Berenson

from MGoBlue,

University of Michigan ice hockey head coach Gordon “Red” Berenson has accepted a three-year contract offer from athletic director Dave Brandon to direct the U-M program through the 2012-13 season. Berenson, who played for Michigan from 1960-62, has been the head coach at his alma mater for the past 26 seasons.

“We’ve been doing a one-year contract of late and it seems like we’re spending a lot of time talking about when I’m going to retire,” Berenson said. “I think we can put that to bed for awhile and just focus on what we’re doing. The situation at Michigan is a little clearer in terms of recruitment or leadership of the program or what my future is. It’s pretty simple. I’ve thought about it a lot. I definitely was thinking about leaving earlier, but my passion has really been with this team and these players. They’re making a commitment to the program and I want my commitment to be clear as well.”

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Evening Line

As I was leaving the game (Frozen Four), a begger in a wheelchair starting talking hockey smack to me (I was wearing my old Coyotes Roenick jersey that night).  He was telling me how he wanted the Wings to get the Yotes in the 1st round.  Only in the D would you get beggers talking hockey smack.

-CP2Devil of Japers’ Rink.  Read more about his trip to Hockeytown.

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Boston College Wins NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship

from Jim Connelly of USCHO.com,

Paced by an explosive third period in which Boston College struck for four goals, the Eagles routed Wisconsin, 5-0, in front of a record 37,592 fans at Ford Field on Saturday to capture the school’s fourth national championship and third in the last 10 years.

It’s the third straight year a team from Boston has captured the title, with the Eagles winning this year and 2008 and Boston University capturing the championship in 2009.

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